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Talking to myself: an alternative writing method

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TalkingToMyself By Kevin J. Anderson Guest Writer If you see a person walking along engaged in a vigorous conversation with no one else around them, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s escaped from the nearest asylum. It could be me talking to myself. But don’t be concerned, don’t interrupt me, don’t bother me at all—I’m writing. It’s been […]

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How to plan a last-minute staycation

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Staycation By Rachel Edmondson With August only a few days away, the end of summer is coming way too fast. Or, if your kids are driving you crazy with their refrain of “I’m bored,” maybe it’s not coming fast enough! Either way, this is the time of year when I start to feel like summer is […]

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Essential items for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Cosplay By Kelsey Hudson With annual comicons like SpoCon, Lilac City Comicon, Kuronekocon, and Worldcon 2015 all being held in Spokane this summer, there are plenty of opportunities for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts to share their interests and talent with others. Now I’m kind of a cosplay newbie, but I do enjoy creating costumes and exploring […]

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5 eBooks for comic and cosplay fans

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComiceBooks By Clarissa Fidler Summer is the season for superheroes. Between the numerous comicons and superhero blockbuster movies, characters like Black Widow, Mad Max, and Ant-Man are front and center. While I thoroughly enjoy Marvel action movies like The Avengers and Iron Man, I admit that I’m a novice when it comes to true superhero knowledge. […]

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Beyond books: discover valuable library resources

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibraryResources Libraries offer so much more than books. Our blog team is here to help you discover the many resources available to library members. We recently asked them the following question: What library resource do you wish more members knew about or took advantage of?  Here’s what each of our bloggers had to say: Digital Resources & Apps The di […]

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Written in the stars

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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Recommended for you: 3 YA books to read right now

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_3YAbooks By Sheri Boggs As the District’s Youth Collection Development Librarian, I work in our Collection Services Department, where all the library’s materials are selected, ordered, cataloged, and processed. We get to see all the new items before they even hit the shelves! Every now and then, we like to handpick a few of our favorite titles […]

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Free Books: Accessing the World’s Public Domain Literature

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PublicDomain By Brian Vander Veen Whoever coined the Internet phrase “never read the comments” was a wise person indeed. It’s especially true if you’re a librarian (or library fan) reading pretty much any news article related to public libraries; inevitably, there’s the one commenter who questions why public libraries even exist, the guy w […]

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Binge Read This: The Little Lady Agency Series

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BingeRead By Gwendolyn Haley When I tell people I’m a librarian, I often get a response like: “Oh, I’ve always wanted to be a librarian. You have all that time to just sit and read.” The truth of the matter is, while many of our library members do just that in our libraries, librarians don’t ever have time […]

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Little Free Libraries: Hope for the Future

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LittleFreeLibrary By Clarissa Fidler Turn south onto Conklin Road from Sprague Ave and you’ll find a vacant field nestled between a credit union and a large apartment complex. A sign bearing the words “Future home of Conklin Road library” stands a couple hundred feet away from the property’s only other structure: a newly installed Little Free […]

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